The other night, I watched my two-year-old daughter play with the toy phone handset from her Fisher-Price activity table.
She wasn’t talking on it. She was typing with her thumbs.
This in itself was no surprise; thumb-typing is what she sees grownups do most often with their phones.
What struck me, having just finished reading an advance copy of Losing the Signal: The Spectacular Rise and Fall of BlackBerry, was the enormity of the cultural impact that a once-tiny upstart named Research In Motion (RIM) had made on the world, from its base just a couple of kilometres from our house.read more